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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday Nov. 12

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La La Land in Concert: Experience the original musical film like never before with a live symphony orchestra. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $45-$125. (727) 893-7832.

MewithoutYou: The experimental rockers hit the road for a 15 year anniversary tour for their album, [A—>B] Life. Pianos Become the Teeth and Slow Mass open. 6:30 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $18 advance, $20 day of. (727) 895-3045.

Much Ado About Nothing: Post Show Chatback: William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy gets an update by placing lovers Beatrice and Benedick against the backdrop of the Florida Keys as World War II is drawing to a close. Through Dec. 10. 3 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39. (727) 823-7529.

Santa Paws: Have your dog or cat photo taken with Santa. All pets must be leashed or in a cage with a harness. 7 a.m., International Plaza and Bay Street, 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. Free (photo packages additional). (813) 342-3790.

Frank Thomas Folk Music and Heritage Festival: Enjoy Florida folk music, crafts, period demonstrations, storytelling, games and activities for kids, and food vendors. 9 a.m., Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people), $4 per person (walk-up or bicycle). (352) 467-0265.

Holiday Gift Market: Expo Hall sets a festive atmosphere allowing shoppers to browse nearly 160 specialty vendors featuring unique holiday crafts and gifts. Benefits the Junior League of Tampa. 9 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $8, 5 and younger free. (813) 254-1734.

Sponge Docks Seafood Festival: The three-day, outdoor seafood festival features fresh local seafood, arts and crafts show, continuous live music, retail shops and family activities. 10 a.m., Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 322-5217.

Corey Avenue Sunday Market on St. Pete Beach: Browse the weekly market with more than 60 local vendors offering farm fresh produce, specialty and ready-to-eat foods, plants, handcrafted items, live music, then stop in for breakfast or lunch at the nearby restaurants. 10 a.m., Along Corey Avenue, 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free admission. (813) 481-8805.

H&R Train Show: The 72nd installment of H&R Trains’ well known judged layout competition, with exhibits of every scale of model railroading. Also, model train-related vendors, how-to classes, seminars, demonstrations, train painting and door prizes. 10 a.m., H&R Trains, 6901 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. $5, $2 ages 12-17, 11 and younger free. (727) 526-4682.

One Day University: Hamilton vs. Jefferson: Brings together professors from the country’s top schools to present thought provoking talks. Louis Masur, from Rutgers University, discusses the policies of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson and how their rivalry helped shape our nation. 10 a.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $79. Toll-free 1-800-300-3438.

Ribfest: Charlie Daniels Band: This annual festival by the bay features music, delicious ribs and fair food like funnel cakes, pretzels and more. This year’s headliners are Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers, Styx singer Dennis DeYoung, Orleans and Ambrosia and country great Charlie Daniels Band. The country lineup today brings the Charlie Daniels Band. 11 a.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $30, 12 and younger free. (727) 528-3828.

Tampa Greek Festival: Opa! The 37th annual festival celebrates Greek heritage and culture with Mediterranean cuisine, church tours, a play zone, full bar, shopping and Greek dancing. Benefits LifePath Hospice. 11 a.m., St. John Greek Orthodox Church and School, 2418 W Swann Ave., Tampa. $2, 11 and younger free, free Friday until 4 p.m. (813) 876-8830.

Testament of Freedom: Una Voce, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay, joins with the Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds and choirs of Palm Harbor University High School to present a musical celebration honoring our veterans. 7 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20, $5 students, free veterans. (813) 389-6313.

KIDS AND FAMILY

St. Jude Fall Festival: The school’s annual four day festival brings us a giant midway, food, entertainment, arts and crafts. 11 a.m., St. Jude Fall Festival, Corner of 66th Street N and Ninth Avenue N, St. Petersburg. Free; $20 daily ride bands, $60 four day ride band. (727) 347-8622.

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